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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Name sakes; Grace Smith- her story

I had forgotten Zayna’s middle name was Grace.  I know that Gretchen named her first born daughter Grace as well. Jane Borg who lives in Watsonville and part of the Pajaro Valley Historical Association, interviewed Grace in the summer of 1988.  She published a book entitled Grace Dickson Smith.  I’d like to share a few …

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August birthdays

Bob Dickson, Brynn Becker Dickson, Leah Templeton, Rich Peckham, and of course Grace Mildred Dickson Smith.  I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone!!! Grace Smith, a.k.a. Aunt Grace was born August 16, 1902.  Here she is with Mom in 2005. Aunt Grace was 103 years old at the time.  Mom looks pretty good herself! Tidbit info- …

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Summer- getting ready for fair, built so much character, no?

  1967                                                                                               1975 What’s really amazing is in …

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Before and After -1976 pool

A summer ritual.  The only thing misleading about this picture is that there are no girls photographed.  I know we were there.  Perhaps after the boys finished brigading the water from the bottom of the pool, then the girls scrubbed the sides.  Sounds rather sexist though.   And of course we had help from Mr. …

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